Jehovah`s Witness/The hidden relationship
Hello Mate. I came across an interaction between Brenton Hepburn and Derrick Hallond. After all your articles over the last few years of Christmas having Pagan Roots. Brenton Hepburn writes DH,
“First, I would like to reassure you that I am not being overly concerned with you ... “saying that a Christian can decorate their home with a tree “
And, yes I agree with you, it is wrong for anyone here on this forum who claims to be a follower of the Christ to be lying.”
In Hepburn's long long long hypothetical, he never never never mentions Jehovah’s Name Once!!! This is garbage! It seems that Satan the Birdcatcher has caught Brenton Hepburn alive. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Jehovah-s-Witness-1617/2014/2/follow-christmas-brento
Now I know why Hepburn has been so silent when Holland throws “personal attacks” against you and other JW’s! Can you share a few Scriptures with us Bro Eddie?
I'm not really sure what to make of this "hidden relationship", but if it's on a spiritual level then brother Hepburn might be in danger of getting caught by the "Birdcatcher". Hopefully not, but if that is the case then he needs to rethink what's he's doing and be very careful going about it.
As to what he said about "decorating a tree", I don't see anything wrong with it. Anyone can decorate ANYTHING under the sun, any day any time - even all year round. Nothing wrong with it. But what makes it WRONG is the reason or the occasion for doing it!
In other words, no one decorates ANYTHING under the sun without a reason or the occasion.
So if you see anyone decorating a tree (be it public or private) what's the first thing that comes to mind?
Is it not (unless your a Wiccan) for Jesus Christ? To celebrate and commemorate his birthday?
If yes, then what does the tree have to do with the birth of Christ if not due to pagan celebrations?
Who is being glorified by this?
Very simple question. If not because of pagan roots, why use a tree (an evergreen tree at that) to remember Christ's birth? What's the justification - scriptural or otherwise - for doing this?
If a Christian can't satisfactorily answer this very simple question, then beware of the Birdcatcher.
"You cannot be drinking the cup of Jehovah and the cup of demons; you cannot be partaking of “the table of Jehovah” and the table of demons. 22 Or ‘are we inciting Jehovah to jealousy’? We are not stronger than he is, are we?” (1 Corinthians 10:21, 22)
"Therefore, whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory." (1 Corinthians 10:31)
As to our association here, especially among "sheeps in wolves clothing" pretending to be "friends", beware for "...many will follow their brazen conduct, and because of them the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, they will greedily exploit you with counterfeit words. But their judgment, decided long ago, is not moving slowly, and their destruction is not sleeping.” (2 Peter 2:2, 3)
"So let the one who thinks he is standing beware that he does not fall." (1 Corinthians 10:12)